July 28, 2017 Subject:
The song remains the same...
Not much has changed. Take a ride on the MARC train from Perryville to BWI airport and you will see more slums and crumbling houses than are in this film. The murder rates are higher now with gang wars going on. The communities ask for help from the politicians, in the form of money for projects to keep their children off the streets, instead of instilling morals into their children to begin with. The politicians that run Baltimore only have interest in lining their pockets so while giving lip service to the public they do nothing to move the city forward in a positive way. It's amazing how a people can cry foul against another people yet divides their community into sections that kill one another over turf and drugs. It's an age old problem that can be changed for the better with common sense, solid morals and good parenting instead of blaming someone else...
July 18, 2016 Subject:
Good Morning Baltimore!
Yhe slums of Baltimore in the 1950's, and what people did about it is profiled here in this very well done film. This film DOES look sugar coated over though, giving interesting perspectives that I find hard to believe (aka, the white woman wandering around the slums looking for someone to talk to). Bottom line, the city had places they wanted to clean up desperately. No problemo! Just give the tenants long term loans to help clean up their property and they'll be happy as a clam! Same goes with the landlords as well! Again, this is really glossy, so there's probably dark dark secrets hiding underneath this film.